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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wait, we can haz hockey again?

NHL: Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

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  • As the second month of the season begins, we look back at the first month. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s rendezvous in La Belle Province from Vogs, NHL.com, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, AP and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Eyes On The Prize for more from the other side of tonight’s match-up.
  • Brooks Orpik has a lower body ailment and is not even on the trip. Aaron Ness has been recalled from Hershey. [WaPo, RMNB]
  • In the meantime, Travis Boyd is all healed up and on his way to Chocolatetown for a conditioning stint. [WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • With Batya out, Madison Bowey and Christian Djoos will need to step up their game. [NBCSW]
  • No worries, the Caps’ penalty kill will come around. Won’t it? [NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Consistentvechkin is still. Bringing. It. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Will Nicklas Backstrom ever get the respect he deserves? [NBCSW]
  • Tom Wilson had his final appeal hearing yesterday. The arbitrators’ decision will most likely be announced next week. [TSN], @reporterchris]
  • Finally, not all heroes wear capes. Some of them just buy hundreds of beers for thirsty North Dakota hockey fans in Vegas. Just ask T.J. Oshie. [NoVa Caps, Grand Forks Herald]